Saratoga County residents enjoy plenty of outdoor activities in all seasons and treasure their rich history. In the summer months, tourism centers around equine racing, arts and culture.
This world-class Thoroughbred race course is a tourist hot-spot, tripling the population in Saratoga Springs during the summer racing season. It has and has been a focal point for the city since the 1860s.
Saratoga Spa State Park is a 2,400 acre preserve that is nationally renowned for its cultural, aesthetic, and recreational activities. The park’s picturesque setting complemented by its historic architecture is home to:
The Saratoga Battlefield is known as the “Turning Point” of the American Revolution.
Saratoga centers around a multitude of equestrian sports including the age-old tradition of polo.
This lush park located in the heart of Saratoga Springs is reminiscent of bygone days with lovely statues, a whimsical carousel, and charming ponds. The elegant Canfield Casino, located within the park’s perfectly manicured grounds, is the ideal venue to host weddings and other events.
In Saratoga County, residents may find all of their needs met at the multitude of big-box retailers and shopping malls conveniently located in Wilton and Clifton Park, or find an eclectic mix of shops as they stroll the charming downtown areas such as Saratoga Springs or Ballston Spa.
Tourists flock to Saratoga during the summer racing season and may enjoy an abundance of remarkable restaurants open year-round in downtown and the surrounding areas that rival those of larger cities like New York and Boston. An eclectic mix of restaurants may be found in the charming cities and villages, amidst the suburban shopping areas, or on many of the scenic lakes. Access to locally grown produce, provides many of these restaurants with the freshest ingredients.
In Saratoga County, the gateway to the Adirondacks, enjoy boating, swimming, or fishing on one of Saratoga County's beautiful lakes or hike one of the 46 Adirondack peaks.
Amidst the grandeur of the Adirondack Mountains, delight in a scenic hike to the summit of Hadley Mountain and enjoy the painstakingly restored Hadley Mountain Fire Tower.
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